Our Team

Prostasia Foundation is led by our Board of Directors, who meet four times per year and are responsible for ensuring that the organization fulfills its purpose. Specific responsibilities vested in the board include oversight of the finances of the organization, appointment of the Executive Director, and the approval of high-level strategic decisions upon the advice of Prostasia’s Advisory Council.

The Staff of the organization currently comprises an Executive Director, who also sits on the Board and is responsible for the day to day management of the organization and is the liaison between the Staff and the Board. We also have an intern on staff who is responsible for assisting with research, writing, editing, community liaison, and social media management.

The Advisory Council are experts with diverse backgrounds who assist the Board of Directors by providing feedback on proposed Prostasia positions and policies. Advisory Council members act as volunteers and do not vote or exercise a direct operational role. We aim to ensure that our Advisory Council includes representation from mental health professionals, child sex abuse survivors, sex workers and the adult entertainment industry, Internet platforms, and the criminal justice system. (Note: not all of our Advisors are yet publicly listed below.)

Board

Jeremy Malcolm

Executive Director

Jeremy Malcolm, PhD is a lawyer, human rights activist, and father of two boys. Prior to his work at Prostasia he held the position of Senior Global Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation. Before that he worked for Consumers International coordinating its global program Consumers in the Digital Age.

Pearl Regalado

Secretary

Pearl Regalado is a fashion designer, visual artist, and entrepreneur. She has first hand experience in communities of CSA survivors, sex workers, and kink practitioners. Pearl’s responsibilities for Prostasia include community liaison, strategic oversight, public relations and social media management.

Meagan Ingerman

Treasurer

Meagan Ingerman is a childcare and child development specialist with over ten years as a provider, tutor, and consultant. She has engaged in multiple forms of sex work and has ties to the organized kink community. Within the kink community she has been an event organizer, presenter, and volunteer. She has presented on subjects such as safety in kink, kink/BDSM for beginners, and has helped to facilitate discussions about consent and consent violations.

Staff

Advisors

Craig Harper

Advisor

Craig Harper, PhD is a Lecturer in Human Psychology, and based at Nottingham Trent University (UK). The bulk of his work to date has examined public attitudes within a forensic context‑particularly in relation to sexual crime. In 2015, Dr. Harper was presented with the ‘Rising Researcher Award’ by the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group of the British Psychological Society.

Guy Hamilton-Smith

Advisor

Guy Hamilton-Smith is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and is the Sex Offense Litigation and Policy fellow at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He has written about these issues for Harvard Law’s Fair Punishment Project, the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, the American Bar Association, and other outlets. You can follow him on Twitter @G_Padraic, or read more of his writing at his website, guyhamiltonsmith.com.

James Cantor

Advisor

Dr. James Cantor is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, internationally recognized for his research on the causes of pedophilia over the past 20 years. His findings demonstrate that having a sexual interest in children is an innate characteristic of neurological origin, comparable to a sexual orientation.  Dr. Cantor is the Director of the Toronto Sexuality Centre and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the research journal Sexual Abuse and as Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada.

Gilian Tenbergen

Advisor

Dr. Gilian Tenbergen is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology with SUNY Oswego, specializing in the neurobiology of pedophilia and its translation into the prevention of child sexual abuse. In Hannover, Germany, she spent several years working with the German Prevention Project Dunkelfeld and the German national NeMUP Research Consortium. Her research interests focus primarily on the roles of neuropsychology and neurobiology on the development of paraphilias and risk factors in the commission of sexual offenses.

Ian O’Brien

Advisor

Ian O’Brien is Senior Director of Programs and Operations at the Free Speech Coalition. Ian works with regulators of both the pleasure products and adult film industries, to compile, analyze and provide accurate, evidence-based research on issues ranging from zoning and lubricants to workplace safety and public health. O’Brien attended graduate school at Columbia University’s prestigious Mailman School of Public Health.

Maggie McNeill

Advisor

Maggie McNeill is a writer, sex worker, and former librarian. She writes a daily blog called “The Honest Courtesan” which examines the realities, myths, history, lore, science, philosophy, art, and every other aspect of prostitution; she also reports sex work news, critiques the way her profession is treated in the media and by governments, and is frequently consulted by academics and journalists as an expert on the subject.

Nerea Vega Lucio

Advisor

Nerea Vega Lucio’s thesis for her bachelor of medicine was on the topic of CSA prevention, non-offending pedophiles, and the use of social networks as therapeutic tools. She has deeply researched the topic of sexual paraphilias and engages with the non-offending community online. Her future plans are to start a CSA prevention program together with a proper therapy program for paraphilias in Spain, a country that totally lacks measures on this matter.